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Integrity In Triathlon

Maintaining the integrity of the sport of triathlon in Australia is of utmost importance to Triathlon Australia and to our State and Territory Triathlon Associations.

The release of the Australian Crime Commission’s “Organised Crime and Drugs in Sport” report in February 2013, outlining the doping and match fixing issues permeating Australian sport, and recent systemic issues revealed in both professional and Olympic sports has highlighted the need for sporting organisations to be vigilant in their approach to the prevention of integrity failures, particularly with respect to doping and race-fixing. This framework consists of essential policies and programs which will contribute to protecting the integrity of the sport of triathlon in Australia.

The purpose of the Triathlon Australia Integrity Framework is to:

  • Enable our elite athletes, age group athletes and all race participants to compete in a sport which is free of performance enhancing substances and methods.
  • Enable our stakeholders, media and general public to be spectators at events which are genuine contests, free of race-fixing and illegal betting.
  • Enable the members of our broad triathlon community to participate in, and enjoy a sport which is free from harassment, intimidation or other behaviours which fail to respect their rights as a member of the sport community.

    This Triathlon Australia Integrity framework applies to the whole triathlon community: annual members, one day members, participants, staff and volunteers involved in any of the following areas:
  1. as competitors at the novice, age group or elite level;
  2. as paid or volunteer coaches;
  3. as technical officials and event volunteers;
  4. as members of National, State and Club Boards and Committees
  5. as staff members of National and State Associations

The scope of the framework is guided by the following definition of sports integrity recently adopted by the Commonwealth Government’s National Integrity of Sport Unit:

Sports Integrity is the manifestation of the ethics and values which promote community confidence in sport, including:

  • fair and honest performances and outcomes, unaffected by illegitimate enhancements or external interests; and
  • positive conduct by athletes, administrators, officials, supporters and other stakeholders, on and off the sporting arena, which enhances the reputation and standing of the sporting contest and of sport overall


Triathlon Australia Integrity Framework Policies

Triathlon Australia Integrity Framework

Appendix A Triathlon Australia Integrity Framework Triathlon Australia Ethics and Integrity Committee Terms of Reference

Appendix B Triathlon Australia Anti-Doping Policy

Appendix C Triathlon Australia Integrity Framework Triathlon Australia Pure Performance Declaration Policy

Appendix D Triathlon Australia Integrity Framework Triathlon Australia Sports Science and Sports Medicine Best Practice Principles

Appendix E Triathlon Australia Integrity Framework Triathlon Australia Illicit Drugs Policy

Appendix F Triathlon Australia Integrity Framework Triathlon Australia Match Fixing Policy

Appendix G Triathlon Australia Member Protection Policy


Important Links

Australian Sports Anti-doping Authority (ASADA)

ASADA is Australia's national anti-doping organisation established in 2006 by the Australian Government. The role of ASADA is to develop a sporting culture in Australia that is free from doping, and where an athlete's performance is purely dependent on talent, determination, courage and honesty. The ASADA website provides information for all Triathlon Australia members which includes the prohibited substance list, therapeutic use exemptions, e-learning, check your substances, athlete whereabouts and report doping.


Australian Sports Commission Integrity in Sport 

The Australian Sports Commission aims to build the capacity and capability of sport to provide safe, fair and inclusive sporting environments for the sector. 

ASC Integrity in Sport

Education Programs


Australian Government Department of Health Illicit Drugs in Sport Online Education 

Australian Government National Integrity of Sport Unit Anti-Match Fixing e-learning

Australian Sports Commission Play by the Rules online training courses (Child Protection, Complaint Handling, Harassment and Discrimination and Member Protection Information Officer training)